Apply to become a Canadian citizen, prepare for the citizenship test and find out how you can resume or give up your Canadian citizenship.
Eligibility requirements, application steps and processing times for Canadian citizenship
Study material and details about who has to take this test, how to get a test date and what happens after you take the test
Applications and processing times for a citizenship certificate and a list of documents accepted as proof of Canadian citizenship
Steps to take if you are a former citizen who willingly gave up Canadian citizenship and want to become a Canadian citizen again
Steps to take to renounce your Canadian citizenship if, for example, you want to become a citizen of a country that does not allow dual citizenship
Citizenship ceremonies and activities, Canadian history and contests and awards
How to prepare for your special day, what happens during the ceremony, including getting your citizenship certificate, and what to do after the ceremony.
See where the next citizenship ceremony is happening near you.
What we are doing
- Apply for Canadian citizenship: adults
- Resume Canadian citizenship
- Apply for a citizenship certificate
- Renounce citizenship
- Passage of Bill C-24
- Success of Canadian citizenship program
- Strengthening the Canadian citizenship act
- Improving the citizenship application process
Read the only official study guide for the Canadian citizenship test.
Dual Canadian citizens: Fly to Canada with a valid CDN passport
Starting November 10, 2016, you will need a valid Canadian passport to board a flight to Canada.
Questions about citizenship?
Find quick and direct answers to your questions about Canadian citizenship.
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